Dashboard Design Essentials: Basics of Design

Dashboard Design Essentials: Basics of Design This post is the first in a series of posts aimed at providing resources to organizations and dashboard developers to help bring their dashboards to life regardless of what BI tool they use.  Basic … Read More

Using M to Create a Custom Function for Web Scraping in Power BI

Using M to Create a Custom Function for Web Scraping Last month I posted a blog to my website titled Web Scraping in Power BI that showed users how to connect to web data in Power BI using a report that I … Read More

So You Want to Build Alteryx Macros (Part 2)

So You Want to Build Alteryx Macros (Part 2) This is Part 2 of a four-part series covering macros in Alteryx. In this post, I’ll walk you through how to build a standard macro in Alteryx. In a previous job, … Read More

Snowflake/Tableau Hackathon

First (Hopefully Annual) Snowflake / Tableau Hackathon This past Wednesday, Tessellation / Data Coach partnered with the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota to host a hackathon event, using Snowflake and Tableau as the core tools. Around … Read More

How to LAG in Tableau Prep​

How to LAG in Tableau Prep In a recent project, we wanted to know: Is the average number of days between orders increasing or decreasing across the company?  The questions behind that question are: What is the number of days … Read More

Tableau’s New Relationships and What They Mean

Tableau’s New Relationships and What They Mean The release of Tableau 2020.2 has a lot of cool new features, but perhaps none are more game changing than the implementation of relationships into the data model. There have been many conversations … Read More

So you Want to Build Alteryx Macros (Part 1)

So You Want to Build Alteryx Macros (Part 1) I was first introduced to Alteryx in January 2019 and instantly recognized the incredible power of the tool. If I had Alteryx in previous jobs, it would have saved me from … Read More

Top Five : Power BI Features That Will (Tab)Blow Your Mind

Top Five Power BI Features That Will (Tab) Blow Your Mind There are a ton of cool features in Power BI that you may not be familiar with, even if you have been using the tool for a long time. … Read More

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Analytic Process Automation: Why APA is not just for Alteryx

Analytic Process Automation (APA) Here to stay, and why this matters to you Warning: hyperlinks and references to space travel await you… Since you’re reading this, it’s very likely you saw Alteryx’s huge announcement last week of their launch of … Read More

Ultimate Guide to Tables in Tableau, Part 5: Headers

Ultimate Guide to Tables in Tableau: Headers Part 5: Custom Headers When you think about tables in general, we often don’t think about the importance that the header provides. The header can be more than a title. It can provide … Read More